MGSE - Mechanical Ground Support Equipment

HPS-RO delivers various kinds of MGSE for space missions or instruments

The company can sign responsibility for the whole chain from design and analysis through manufacturing of parts and assembly in the own assembly halls.

Lifting and Hoisting Devices

Instrument Lifting Devices provide a hoisting constellation for satellites and instruments and a direct interface to other MGSE items.

This Instrument Lifting Device for e.g. the optical instrument METIMAGE copes with different mass distribution scenarios and provides enough clearance to the dedicated instrument in all configurations.
Direct Customer: HPS (DE)
End Customer: Airbus (DE).


Turning Devices

Providing high stiffness and maneuverability, Turning Devices represent high precision MGSE that are used for calibration and testing for e.g. a sensitive optical instrument. In addition, the Turning Device developed by HPS can be highly clean MGSE item, meeting vacuum chamber testing requirements.

The Instrument Turing Table for e.g. the optical instrument METIMAGE copes with two-axis rotation inside a highly clean cryogenic channel for calibration of the optical instrument.Direct Customer: HPS (DE) End Customer: Airbus (DE).

Multi-Purpose Adapters

Multi-Purpose Adapters provide a stiff and accurate interface for testing, handling and storage of instruments or spacecraft. The
Multi-Purpose Adapter fully developed by HPS-RO represents the interface to the spacecraft for the whole set of tests and alignment activities of an optical instrument.

Vertical Integration Stands

Vertical Integration Stands provide a stable, adjustable and mobile platform for many assembly, integration and testing purposes.

THE BIOMASS Vertical Integration Stand is dedicated to host the whole satellite with the mass of … kg. Direct Customer: Airbus (FR), End Customer: ESA.  

The Vertical integration Stand for METIMAGE, fully developed by HPS-RO will be used as a vertical support during acoustic noise tests, functional tests, alignment measurements and for mechanical integration of the optical instrument. Direct Customer: HPS (DE), End Customer: Airbus (DE).

Instrument Mass Dummies

The Instrument Mass Dummy simulates the volume, mass and mass distribution (Center of Gravity) of the instrument during various tests. In addition, instrument mass dummies are used to validate the performance of the assembled MGSEs.

Transport Containers

Used for transportation and protection of instruments or spacecraft against the transport environment (thermal loads, mechanical loads and contamination)i